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Software Library: MS-DOS Games

Software for MS-DOS machines that represent entertainment and games. The collection includes action, strategy, adventure and other unique genres of game and entertainment software. Through the use of the EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator, these programs are bootable and playable. Please be aware this browser-based emulation is still in beta - contact Jason Scott, Software Curator, if there are issues or questions. Thanks to eXo for contributions and assistance with this archive.

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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Infocom, Inc.
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favorite 11
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1989 Also For Amiga, Apple II, Macintosh Genre Adventure Theme Interactive Fiction with Graphics, Puzzle-Solving Misc Licensed Title Description In this Infocom interactive adaptation of James Clavell's Shogun novel, you play John Blackthorne, the first Englishman to set foot on Japanese soil. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Infocom, Inc.
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eye 985
favorite 9
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1989 Also For Amiga, Apple II, Macintosh Genre Adventure Theme Interactive Fiction with Graphics, Puzzle-Solving Misc Licensed Title Description In this Infocom interactive adaptation of James Clavell's Shogun novel, you play John Blackthorne, the first Englishman to set foot on Japanese soil. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Infocom, Inc.
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eye 2,531
favorite 28
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1989 Also For Amiga, Apple II, Macintosh Genre Adventure Theme Fantasy, Interactive Fiction with Graphics, Puzzle-Solving Description In this Infocom Graphic Interactive Fiction, you play the role of Arthur in search of the Excalibur sword, stolen by the evil King Lot. To aid you in your quest, you are assisted by Merlin who grants you the power to transform yourself into a variety of animals. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1984 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC Booter, TRS-80 CoCo | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Description You must save the Aquadome! But is it in more danger from an inside traitor, or a vicious sea monster? As a famous inventor and scientist, you will use your inventions and skills to save the day. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Infocom, Inc.
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1985 Also For Apple II, Atari 8-bit Genre Strategy Perspective Top-Down Theme Board / Party Game, Puzzle-Solving Description Fooblitzky was Infocom's attempt at changing their image in three ways: by making a graphic and multiplayer strategy game. The concept was kind of a scavenger hunt, where players would run around town, spend money, collect clues, and deduce what the four objects were to win the game. It used many off-computer...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Infocom
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favorite 37
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Return to Zork is a 1993 graphic adventure game in the Zork series. It was developed by Activision and was the final Zork game to be published under the Infocom label.
Topics: zork, adventure, infocom, adventure, dos
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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favorite 1
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Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1983 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC Booter, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Description You've been marooned by your crew in the vast wasteland of the Egyptian Desert. The burning heat causes you to think you are a brave explorer of fortune, but you have already been branded an Infidel. You are more likely to starve to...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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favorite 2
comment 1
Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1984 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC Booter, TI-99/4A | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Narrative Detective / Mystery Description You are a suspected murderer and time is running out because the police are ready to throw the books at you. If you ever want to return to your normal life of being a reporter you...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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favorite 2
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Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1983 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC Booter, TRS-80 CoCo | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Narrative Detective / Mystery Description The Witness is a text adventure in which the player takes control of a police detective working near Los Angeles. The year is 1938, and on this stormy February night a wealthy but...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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favorite 8
comment 0
Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1983 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, Macintosh, PC Booter, Tatung Einstein, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Description It all started with your great-great-grandfather who was a High Admiral and one of the founding officers of the Patrol. All generations since...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1986 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure, Puzzle-Solving Narrative Detective / Mystery Description Ballyhoo is a mystery text adventure in which you play a disillusioned circus goer who decides to help find the owner's kidnapped daughter. Gameplay involves...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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favorite 4
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Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1989 Also For Amiga, Apple II, Macintosh | Combined View Genre Adventure Perspective 1st-person Gameplay Puzzle-Solving Setting Fantasy Description Mysterious disasters have begun the once thriving fantasy land. Natural disasters and diseases trouble the population. A group of villagers was sent to seek the assistance of the reclusive wizard Astrix - but it has never returned. A new group is sent, led by the young carpenter Bergon, who is...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1987 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure 73 Critic Score 100 point score based on reviews from various critics. Description Plundered Hearts is a text adventure game set in the late 1600's. The player takes control of a young Englishwoman who finds out that her father is sick. In order to take care of him,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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Mastertronic, Inc. Developed by Virgin Games, Ltd. Released 1988 Also For Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 | Combined View Genre Adventure Perspective Misc Licensed Title Description Wait, you say, wasn't this an Infocom title? Actually, this one came out first on the budget publisher Mastertronic's catalog. It's a vastly different game than the Infocom one - you wander around as one of a number of characters trying to build up your rapport with the people, doing battle and working your way up to...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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eye 1,548
favorite 11
comment 0
Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1983 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC Booter, Tatung Einstein, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Setting Fantasy Description Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz is a text adventure, a sequel to the classic first Zork. Once again, the game is set in the Great Underground Empire, but this...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1986 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, Macintosh, TI-99/4A | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Description The year is 1936, and suddenly the protagonist is abducted by the Leather Goddesses for the final testing in the plan which will enslave every man and woman on earth. These Leather Goddesses of Phobos...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Infocom, Inc.
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1987 Also For Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh Genre Adventure Theme Interactive Fiction, Real-Time Description It is the 1980's, and the Cold War between the Western Bloc (led by the USA) and the Eastern Bloc (led by the Soviet Union) is at its peak. The town of Ostnitz is located on the border between the fictional Eastern Bloc nation of Frobnia and the equally fictional neutral Litzenburg. The US ambassador is about to...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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eye 977
favorite 4
comment 0
Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1985 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, Macintosh, Tatung Einstein, TI-99/4A, TRS-80 CoCo | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Setting Fantasy Description In this game, the player controls a postal clerk in the small fishing village of Festeron. The postmaster, Mr. Crisp, orders the player to deliver an envelope to the owner of Ye Olde...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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favorite 6
comment 1
Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1987 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Narrative Horror Critic Score 100 point score based on reviews from various critics. Description Despite a terrible snowstorm, a young G.U.E. Tech student travels to the school's computer lab to work on his grad paper. However, something strange has happened. The...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1987 Also For Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 128, Macintosh | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Description Bureaucracy is a text adventure game that describes the misadventures of a person who has recently moved to a new apartment and begins to fall victim to various bureaucratic procedures that always go wrong. He can't receive his mail, access his bank account, or generally lead a normal life;...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Infocom, Inc.
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eye 1,189
favorite 24
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1989 Also For Amiga, Apple II, Macintosh Genre Adventure Theme Fantasy, Interactive Fiction, Interactive Fiction with Graphics Description Lord Dimwit Flathead the Excessive was so much in love with himself that he ordered to erect a huge statue of himself in the Fublio Valley. This angered a local resident named Megaboz the Magnificent, who cast a curse over Dimwit and the entire Empire, and disappeared. Ninety-four years later,...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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favorite 11
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Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1983 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC Booter, Tatung Einstein, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Setting Fantasy Critic Score 100 point score based on reviews from various critics. Description In the third game of the adventure game series Zork, you are once again a nameless...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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favorite 2
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Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1983 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC Booter, Tatung Einstein, TI-99/4A, TRS-80 | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure, Puzzle-Solving Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Description On a space settlement named Contra, a human being serves as a regulator for the planet's vital systems: he controls transportation, weather,...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1985 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, TI-99/4A | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Setting Fantasy Critic Score 100 point score based on reviews from various critics. Description The head of the Circle of Enchanters is a brave hero, the same one who has defeated the evil Krill and solved the mystery of the Necromancer Belboz. However, now...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Infocom, Inc.
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eye 960
favorite 3
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1982 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC Booter, Tatung Einstein, TRS-80 Genre Adventure Theme Interactive Fiction, Sci-Fi / Futuristic Description The year is 2186. Humanity has established colonies on the moon, Mars, and several of the larger asteroids. Earth's sky is dotted with space habitats, and the spaceways are always busy. As usual,...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Infocom, Inc.
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eye 2,330
favorite 28
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1987 Also For Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 128, Macintosh | Combined View Genre Adventure, Role-Playing (RPG) Theme Fantasy, Interactive Fiction, Interactive Fiction with Graphics Description Aimlessly wandering through the Southlands of Quendor, the hero of the game encounters the Implementors, powerful beings who warn him of a terrible danger: the Coconut of Quendor, the very embodiment of Magic, has been...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Tom Snyder Productions, Inc.
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Tom Snyder Productions, Inc. Released 1988 Also For Apple II, Commodore 64 Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective Theme Comics, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Visual Novel Description The year is 2029 and the evil Blubbermen have invaded earth. Only heroic Lane Mastodon can stop them, in a setting resembling science-fiction of the 1950's. Lane Mastodon vs. the Blubbermen is, along with Gamma Force in Pit of a Thousand Screams and the two ZorkQuest games, a part of the...
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Challenge Inc.
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favorite 6
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Challenge Inc. Released 1988 Also For Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh Genre Adventure Theme Detective / Mystery, Interactive Fiction Misc Licensed Title Description The famous detective Sherlock Holmes reads in a newspaper that the Tower of London has been closed for "reasons of security." Shortly afterwards he finds out that the Crown Jewels belonging to the royal family were stolen. The fact is kept in secret, and Dr....
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Tom Snyder Productions, Inc.
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Tom Snyder Productions, Inc. Released 1988 Also For Commodore 64 Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective Theme Fantasy, Visual Novel Description The Egreth Castle, once the royal abode of the proud king Duncanthrax, has now become a terrifying, haunted place. Trolls, hobgoblins, and night gaunts have turned the castle into their permanent residence. On top of that, an evil, insane, and powerful wizard is controlling everything that happens in and around the...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Infocom, Inc.
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Published by Activision, Inc. Developed by Infocom, Inc. Released 1992 Platform DOS Genre Adventure Perspective 1st-Person Perspective Theme Sci-Fi / Futuristic Description Almost twenty years passed since the inhabitants of Earth defeated the Leather Goddesses of Phobos. The year now is 1958, and the scientific world is excited at the news of the discovery of a new planet in the Solar System, a so-called "Planet X". One night, a spaceship crash-lands in the small town of Atom City,...
( 3 reviews )
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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Infocom, Inc. Developed by Westwood Associates Released 1990 Platform DOS Genre Strategy/Tactics Perspective Top-down Pacing Real-Time Vehicular Mecha / Giant Robot Misc Licensed Title Description BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge is the sequel to BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception. It is the year 3029 during the Succession Wars; as the nineteen-year-old Mechwarrior Jason Youngblood of the Lyran Commonwealth (House Steiner), it is time to strike back at the treacherous forces of...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Tom Snyder Productions, Inc.
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Tom Snyder Productions, Inc. Released 1989 Also For Commodore 64 Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective Theme Comics, Fantasy, Visual Novel Description The caravan of the brave adventurers heads towards Accardi-By-The-Sea, each of them motivated in his (or her) own way. The magician Frobwit is on his way to the Convention of Enchanters and Sorcerers; the lovely Acia is travelling to visit her sickly grandmother; the merchant Gurthark simply wants to sell...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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MISSING COVER Released Sep 25, 1987 Also For Amiga, Atari ST, Browser, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh | Combined View Genre Adventure Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Setting Fantasy Description A bunch of university kids at MIT (soon to be the guiding lights behind Infocom) played the pioneering cave-crawling treasure-hunting text adventure ADVENTURE and thought "Hey, we can improve on that!" Around June of 1977 they pooled their collected creative juices and cranked out a...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Silhouette Software
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Published by Virgin Mastertronic Ltd. Developed by Silhouette Software Released 1989 Also For Amiga, Atari ST Genre Adventure Theme Horror, Interactive Fiction with Graphics Description A famed archaeologist named Edward Lynton disappears mysteriously. Richard, his teenager son Richard sets out to discover what happened with his father. Unbeknown to him, the evil god Darsuggotha is trying to ascend from his dimension and incarnate on a heathen priest called Tzen. Richard must stop him, as the...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Westwood Associates
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Published by Infocom, Inc. Developed by Westwood Associates Released 1990 Platform DOS Genre Adventure, Role-Playing (RPG) Perspective 1st-Person Perspective Theme Cyberpunk / Dark Sci-Fi, Detective / Mystery, Turn-based Misc Licensed Title Description Marid Audran is a private investigator who has been out of luck (and money) for quite a while, being forced to do petty delivery jobs to earn his living. During one of these errands, Marid finds his client dead. The authorities assume that he is...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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Description You're a stranded space jockey in a rugged frontier settlement on Saturn's moon, Titan. Your one chance to get off this ice cube is to assemble a team and find... a lost city! This early Westwood title is a turn-based RPG set on the surface of Mars. Your characters have attributes and 21 skills that can be raised during the course of the game. You gather your party throughout the game. Much of the game is viewed from a first-person perspective with a small top down map and status...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )